Randy's brother, Robert & his wife Colette live in southern California. As you all know, the fires have been unrelenting. So far, Robert & Colette's house is safe, but they are on "high alert". Some of their neighbors have already been evacuated.
The car is packed.
The cat is, reluctantly I'm sure, ready. They have friends who have offered them shelter, if needed. Sleep, I'm certain is elusive at best. Probably non-existent.
These things don't happen to people we know, right? They're always to the "numbers" we hear on the news.
You know, "Woman hit by car in serious condition. News at 11"
"Fires rage in Southern California. Thousands forced to leave their homes. Update at 11"
So, this week, I am reminded that they ARE the people we know. The people we love.
Everyone of those "number" or "headlines" are people with families that get "the call". Or hear on the news.
And, hopefully, healing in the hospital from her accident, is Norma Lopez. My thought and prayers are with you, Norma, for a quick recovery and less pain.
And for dear her husband. And Brandi, Johnny, Ella, Yvonne, Betsy and their families who are watching over their mother-grandmother.
Prayers and thoughts are with Robert & Colette. That the winds will change. That the fire will slow. That they won't have to uproot the cat. Or their lives. Or their home. Their sanctuary....
My prayers are with the thousands and thousands that have lost everything. And those in jeopardy of loosing everything. To the 800 thousands (I can't even get my mind around that number..) who are between safety and disaster.
To the firefighters. And the animals. To all who are concerned about loved ones there now.
Prayer can do wonders. Please, anyone who is reading this, pray for all who are affected, who are helping, worrying, and displaced. Pray for all of us.
We really can help.